BLM, the UK and Ireland’s leading risk and insurance law business, has re-elected Mike Brown as its senior partner for a further three years, with effect from February 2015.
Mike was first appointed senior partner in 2012 and is responsible for the leadership, promotion and development of the firm. He is also chair of the firm’s Executive and Partnership Boards.
In addition to his role as senior partner, Mike has over 25 years’ experience in handling healthcare litigation and disciplinary matters and continues to represent doctors, dentists and other medical professionals. He is also a deputy district judge in the Northern circuit, dealing with civil matters. Mike is also a member of the Law Societies of England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Commenting upon his appointment, Mike said: “One of my key priorities is to ensure that BLM continues to follow a clear direction leading to new opportunities in a continually changing legal market place. We have progressed enormously over the past three years. Two combinations, new offices and key appointments have resulted in broader reach, new customers and an enhanced offering. I truly believe we are leading the way in the risk and insurance law arena. I am committed to seeing that this continues and welcome the challenges and opportunities for BLM which lie ahead.”
Mike joined AW Mawer & Co in 1987. In 2014 he led the firm through two combinations. Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP combined with HBM Sayers on 1 May 2014 to become BLM, and on 1 December 2014 the firm combined with Northern Ireland based Campbell Fitzpatrick Solicitors, giving the firm complete reach throughout the UK and Ireland.
Mike’s re-election comes just one month after former Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law, David Hertzell joined the firm as a consultant. David has been the leading force on the implementation of commercial insurance contract reform and is working with BLM partners to inform, educate and prepare the firm’s customers in advance of the implementation of the Insurance Act, which is expected to receive Parliamentary approval in spring 2015.
In March 2015 BLM is relocating its London office from EC2 to Plantation Place in EC3, which sits in the heart of London’s insurance district.